At 108 millimeters underfoot and the middle child of Blizzard's Core 4 Free Mountain skis (the Bodacious measures in at 118 millimeters underfoot and the Bonafide at 98 millimeters), the Cochise "feels strong and sure-footed at speed," according to Zawacki. Bristow called it a "great ski for open spaces." Some testers noted it felt heavy, but rated it high in carving and stability. Construction designed for edge hold and stability includes two-and-a-half sheets of titanium around a poplar and paulownia full wood core with sandwich sidewalls. The result: "It's a powder ski with race room feel," Stoeger said. "Not a beginner's ski, but one of the highest performing stable skis in the category." Full rocker was added during the production process with Blizzard’s Flipcore 3D technology where the ski is made upside down in the mold, forming a natural rocker shape without any bending.